MedStar Health Research Institute


Founded in 1963, MedStar Health Research Institute is the research division of MedStar Health. The institute provides scientific, administrative, and regulatory support for clinical research throughout the MedStar Health system.

With approximately 60% of its studies being federally funded, MedStar Health Research Institute is in the top 20% of U.S. institutions receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. In the last year, more than1,000 active studies, involving thousands of patients, resulted in nearly 1,000 peer-reviewed publications.

Wherever you look throughout the MedStar Health system, you are likely to find our highly qualified scientists and investigators conducting leading-edge clinical research. From bench to bedside and into the community, associates across MedStar Health Research Institute work to advance the scientific understanding of disease and point the way toward better and more effective treatments.
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Our research networks and core services


MedStar Health Research Institute researchers have many specialties and conduct investigations across six comprehensive networks, including the MedStar Health Cardiovascular Research Network, MedStar Healthcare Delivery Research Network, and MedStar Georgetown Cancer Research Networks. Our many core assets include a biostatistics and epidemiological center, clinical research centers,  a research pharmacy, two accredited pre-clinical laboratories, biochemistry and biomarker core laboratories, a core platelet center, a cardiac and vascular pathology center,  a genetics/genomics/proteomics research core, a cardiovascular core imaging center, an institutional review board, and an office of research integrity.

Join MedStar Health Research Institute

As the research-focused entity of MedStar Health, this is our contribution to the healing work performed throughout the system and in the communities we serve.